Bookspots - France

PARIS


       Calligrane                                       
       6 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe  
       75004 Paris
       www.calligrane.fr

Shop with beautiful papers and stationery products. One of our absolute favourites in Paris. The Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe a.k.a. The Paper Street has many nice little paper and stationery shops. Don't miss this street if you are visiting Paris.

       Papier+                                     
       9 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe  
       75004 Paris
       www.papierplus.com

Papier+ is a shop with their own designed products in a wide palette of fun colours.

       Relma                                        
       3 Rue Poitevins
       75006 Paris
       www.relma.fr

An old family business selling everything you need for traditional bookbinding.

       L'eclat de Verre                                       
       2 Bis Rue Mercoeur
       75011 Paris
       www.eclatdeverre.com

Picture framing store which also offers papers, craft materials and more. You can find their stores all over France.

       Sofic                                       
       86 Avenue Ledru Rollin
       75012 Paris
       www.sofic-cuir.com

Sofic sells some bookbinding leather but mostly leather for other industries so it's a great place to find unusual stuff.

       Jullien                                      
       42 Rue Saint Jacques
       75005 Paris
       

Jullien caters mostly for the luxury leathergoods industry but they do a goat which is breathtaking.

       Poulain                                  
       52 Boulevard Richard Lenoir
       75011 Paris
       www.peausserie-poulain.eu

Poulain offers a wide choice of suede goat and pig skins in amazing colours.

       Les Trois Ours                                  
       La petite école / Librairie / Gallery
       2 + 6, Passage Rauch
       75011 PARIS
       www.lestroisourses.com

The non-profit organisation Les Trois Ourses (The three bears) focuses on the artistic education of children. Great books for adults too. They distribute hard-to-find books, publishes unusual works, conceives and curates exhibitions, and develops training programs and workshops around books by artists. *Recommended by Bettina Pauly

       Librairie Auguste Blaizot                                 
       164 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré
       75008 Paris
       www.librairieblaizot.com

Famous librarian in Paris with old bindings.

       Sennelier                               
       3, Quai Voltaire
       75007 Paris
       www.magasinsennelier.com

Art supply store.

       Maison Alivon                              
       42, Boulevard Saint Marcel
       75005 Paris

       www.jb-alivon.com

J-B Alivon has been manufacturing hot stamping tools in bronze since 1812. They still make types/letters in bronze, single pattern hand tools, line hand tools, etc.



AMBERT (AUVERGNE)

       Moulin Richard de Bas                                   
       63600 Ambert
       www.richarddebas.fr

Paper mill museum. *Recommended by Marja Wilgenkamp



COUZE (DORDOGNE)

       Moulin d'Larroque (Paper mill)                                      
       40 Avenue de Cahors 
       24150 Couze
       www.moulindelarroque.com

Paper mill built in the 13th century, still producing traditional/hand made papers. They have a little shop where they sell their beautiful papers. *Recommended by Marja Wilgenkamp

 

PONT-A-MOUSSON

       Musée Au fil du papier
       Hôtel de la Monnaie
       13, rue Magot de Rogéville
        54700 Pont-a-Mousson
        www.pontamousson-patrimoine.fr

Museum with everyday life objects made of Papier marché. *Recommended by Marlene Hoogeveen

 

PUYMOYEN

       Le Moulin du Verger - Papeterie
       BP7
       16400 Puymoyen
       www.moulinduverger.com

Paper mill that makes artisan papers since 1539.



ROUSSILLON (PROVENCE)

       The Mathieu Ochre Factory / ôkhra
       Apt)
       84220 roussillon
       www.okhra.com

The Mathieu Plant is a former ochre factory that produced about 1,000 tons of ochre per year from 1921 to 1963. There is a shop that sells pigment colours and other nice artist materials and they give guided tours. Highly recommended! The town Roussillon is also nice to visit with many galleries and colourful houses. 

 

SAINT-SAUVEUR (BRETAGNE)

       Moulin de Kereon
      
       www.moulin-de-kereon.net

Paper mill in Bretagne. Ateliers d'Art Papier. You can see the work of a bookbinder and paper maker. They sell handmade paper made of linen, hemp, ferns and peat. *Recommended by Anne-Marie Burger

 

VALREAS (VAUCLUSE)

       Musee du Cartonnage et de L'imprimerie
       3 avenue Maréchal Foch
       84600 Valréas
       www.vaison-ventoux-tourisme.com

Box making and printing museum.

 




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